Police escort horses to safety after they blocked busy Leeds road

Police escorted three horses to safety after they blocked a busy Leeds road.

By Rebecca Marano
Monday, 30th December 2019, 4:41 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 4:41 pm
Horses blocking the road in Gildersome. Photo provided by Bethany Healey.
Horses blocking the road in Gildersome. Photo provided by Bethany Healey.

An eyewitness came across the loose horses on Gelderd Road in Gildersome at about 1.15pm today.

She said they were blocking both lanes just past the woodland hotel.

Taking to social media she shared photographs and warned others to avoid the area.

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A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson sid: "Reports from 12.58pm of horses in the road on Gelderd Road, Gildersome."

"Officers with horses by the side of the road by 1.15pm and arrangements made for horses to be returned to owners."